September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Local & State

Commissioners Address Short County Agenda

NEWS EDITOR Convening Tuesday morning before attending the Fulton County Partnership luncheon, the Fulton County commissioners dealt with a small list of agenda items, including penning a letter of support for the submission of grant paperwork. More...

Tim Spriggs Sentenced For Drug Delivery

Sold hydrocodone tablets to informant

NEWS EDITOR A man who has connections to the Mount Union and Mc- Connellsburg areas was sentenced last week to time in a state correctional institution for selling prescription pain killers. More...

FFA To Host Benefit Concert For Cody Trail

The McConnellsburg High School FFA program will host a benefit concert and bake sale to raise funds for its trip to the FFA National Convention and to support FFA member Cody Trail in his fight against cancer. More...

PSU Graduates

The following students recently graduated from Penn State University: Jennifer Buterbaugh, McConnellsburg, Schuylkill campus, business. Brittany Buterbaugh, Harrisonville, University Park, curriculum and instruction. More...

2012 PSACF Special Baking Contests At County Fair

Pamela Foor from Everett took home top honors in the PA Preferred™ Chocolate Cake Contest with her Cookies ‘N’ Cream Chocolate Cake. More...

New School Nutrition Standards Recipe For Problems

READING EAGLE READING, Pa. (AP) – In his gut, Kurt Myers knows when a student arrives at school on an empty stomach. More...

W. Pa. Rape Suspect Jailed In Ohio

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A suicidal western Pennsylvania man charged with duct-taping and raping a 15- year-old girl he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job has been found in Ohio. More...

Healthy Sportsman Health Fair Set For September 30 At FCMC

Fulton County Medical Center is set once again to host its annual Healthy Sportsman Health Fair Sunday, September 30, from noon until 4 p.m. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: turkey, gravy, stuffing, peas, wheat bread, applesauce, juice. Tuesday: ham loaf, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, wheat bread, peaches. More...

Penn State President Search To Start In November

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The search for Penn State's next president will begin in November. More...

Bride-to-be Made Threats Before Killing Fiance

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

PennDOT, Police To Mark National Child Passenger Safety Week

State Police and Penn- DOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 16 – 22. More...

DA’s Phones Shut Off Over Unpaid Bill

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – An unpaid phone bill briefly cut off service to a northeastern Pennsylvania district attorney's office and the county visitors center. More...

Pittsburgh Zoo Welcomes Birth Of Black Rhinoceros

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Officials at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have announced the birth of the first black rhinoceros at the facility in 47 years. More...

Turnpike Billboards Slam Gas Drilling Critics

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A new series of billboards on the Pennsylvania Turnpike describes critics of natural gas drilling as “Green Slime” who use “Lies” to discredit the industry. More...

Convicted Pa. County Commissioners Want New Trials

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Two former county commissioners from northeastern Pennsylvania are asking for new trials after being convicted on federal corruption charges. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports ex-Lackawanna commissioners A.J. More...

A Haven For Critters In Philly’s Embrace

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ESSINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Tony Croasdale has been coming to this particular splotch of wetlands, woods, and water since he was 9 years old. More...

Pa. Man Admits Amish, Mennonite Child Sex Assaults

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to rape and related charges to avoid a trial on allegations he sexually abused eight Amish and Mennonite boys he befriended and took on road trips. More...

Nurse Claims Pa. Jail Firing For Whistleblowing

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A registered nurse has sued the Allegheny County Jail and a related nonprofit that provides inmate medical services, claiming she was fired for complaining about the treatment not given to an inmate who later More...

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Top U.S. Killer

AP MEDICAL WRITER NEW YORK (AP) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind. More...

Florida Boy, 13, Killed 2-Year-Old Brother

ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) – A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-yearold Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. More...

Marl “Tink’’ Garlock Memorial Service To Be Held On USS Requin

A memorial service honoring Fulton County native Marl H. “Tink” Garlock Jr., will be held on board the submarine where he died on September 21, 1962. More...

Two Orthopedic Surgeons Now At FCMC Specialty Services

Fulton County Medical Center is pleased to announce that a second surgeon from the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania (OIP), in Harrisburg, Curtis A. Goltz, D.O., will begin seeing patients on September 28, 2012. Dr. More...

Electronics Recycling Rules Reviewed

COUNTY RECYCLING COORDINATOR More...

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road Students Of the Month from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

PSU Dean’s List

The following students were named to the Penn State University dean’s list for the summer 2012 term: Jennifer Buterbaugh, Mc- Connellsburg, Schuylkill campus. Mandy Snyder, Three Springs, World Campus. More...

Judge Walker Presides Over Court Session

Senior Judge John R. Walker of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/ Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 11. More...

PA’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest Fair Winner

Did you see all of the angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair? More...

School Lunch Menus

CENTRAL FULTON High School Lunch Monday, September 24: Italian meatball and cheese on a hoagie roll, chicken cheese quesadilla on a soft tortilla, refried beans, fresh carrots, mixed fruit, choice of milk. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs:. More...

25th Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Winner

Did you see all those apple pies at the Fulton County Fair in August? More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Donovan Michael Bricker, 19, Hustontown, and Chelsea Elizabeth Wade, 22, Fort Littleton. Kristopher W. Diaz, 23, Hainesport, N.J., and Brittany R. More...

Cat Leaps From Burning House

BEND BULLETIN BEND, Ore. (AP)– Kasper the cat is lucky to be alive. More...

Veterans Memorial Honors PSU Medal Of Honor Winner

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State students have paid tribute to a late Navy lieutenant who was the school's only Medal of Honor recipient. Penn State unveiled the new Veterans Plaza on campus More...

Pa. Recalls Overshadowed Civil War Arsenal Blast

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – There's not much left of the Allegheny Arsenal, which was the site of the worst loss of civilian life in the Civil War. More...

Jury Picked In Evangelist’s Sex Trial

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) – A jury has been picked to hear child rape and other sex charges against a North Carolina evangelist who allegedly had sex with an 11-yearold girl while in southwestern Pennsylvania for some revival meetings. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. state tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Betty J. More...

Gas Drilling Impact Fee Exceeds Projections

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) – A new fee on gas drilling has generated millions of dollars more in revenue than first projected, but other major gas-producing states tax the industry at higher rates, according to an Associated Press analysi More...

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Hundreds Call For Penn State University Officials To Resign

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...